Friday, August 3, 2012

LASIK, Cataract & Multifocal Lens Implant

Question: I had LASIK in 2004 and now have a cataract that needs to be removed in the eye that had a near vision monovision correction. Is it possible to have the multifocal lens implant IOL after LASIK or just stay with monovision? 

Answer: Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants after LASIK can be a little tricky in terms of the precision of the measurements and calculations of the Lens Implant power. Multifocal Lens Implants can also be a little tricky, but more important certain Multifocal Lens Implants can decrease contrast sensitivity-which can be quite annoying in LASIK patients who may also have some slight decrease in contrast sensitivity. Given that you have had good success with monovision, the conservative approach would be to stick with it. However, there may be other considerations and the best thing to do is make sure that you have a consultation with a Cataract Surgeon who is also a LASIK & Refractive Surgeon as they will most likely have the depth of instrumentation to most precisely do the measurements, calculations and recommendations for you. 

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1 comment:

vergelijk ooglaseren said...

Thanks for the answer appreciate it!